The Globe and Mail has revealed "a new housing speculation scheme in British Columbia [whereby] a network of local and foreign players is using Vancouver's red-hot real estate market as a private investing club, trading and profiting in properties as commodities, not homes."
I'm a lawyer and my husband an engineer. We're in our late 30s, work in the public sector, have two lovely children, good incomes, significant savings, no debt and we live frugally. Sounds great, except we missed the property gravy train and now find ourselves on the sidelines
Rent. Groceries. Utilities. Student loans. Contract job. Contract job. Contract job. More tuition. Keep your fingers crossed. Better luck next time. Keep your chin up and start again. Start again. Start again. Hi there, we are just a couple of cool cats with heads full of good ideas and dreams of running our own business. In the meantime, we are getting by with a little optimism, a good sense of humour and a hopefully, a couple votes from our friends.
I moved to Canada with my husband five years ago . We’ve found it incredibly hard to get established. I have a daughter who’s 9, and we’re squeezed for time, housing cost, space in our rental suite, no option to have another child of our own, and salaries that don’t come close to a living wage. So we’re adapting by living in a space that’s far too small and putting off having children.